By Diana Hsieh
Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!
The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions are collected on this page.
What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:
A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.
Here is this week's edition:
Benjamin Skipper presents Chocolate Review: Divine's 70% Mint posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "Mint chocolate is one of my favorite foods *period*. Can mint satisfaction be found in this bar of Divine chocolate?"Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! This blog carnival has plenty of room to grow! So if you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.
Todd Dosenberry presents Why Are We Obsessed With Bacon? posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "I want to know why you are obsessed with bacon. I don't eat much bacon but I have 2 bacon t-shirts and listen to the Jim Gaffican bacon stint daily..."
Kris presents 10 Reasons why you should not have a cheat meal posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "A list of ten important reasons why you might be doing yourself more harm than good by having a cheat meal once per week"
Ryan presents Our "Go To" Paleo Dinner Recipe posted at The Urban Cave - Chicago.
Nell Stephenson presents Eating Healthy Fat = Natural Appetite Regulation! posted at TrainWithNellie.
Kara presents The Best and Worst of Everyday Paleo posted at The Primal Home, saying, "My opinion on the popular book"
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents 5 Painless Ways To Be A (Paleo) Social Butterfly posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "For me, the ONLY negative of the paleo lifestyle if the challenge of socializing. These are my tips for navigating parties without feeling like a weirdo or resentful."
Rafael presents Few Large Meals or Many Small Meals? That's the question posted at Optimal Health Source, saying, "I don't think our ancestors ate three times or six times a day"
Julia Campbell presents shrimp and bay scallop ceviche posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "Stinkin' hot summer day? Ceviche'll cure you! Citrus marinated raw shrimp and bay scallops."
J. Stanton presents Why Are We Hungry? Part 2: Hunger Is The Product Of Multiple Perceptions And Motivations, Sometimes Conflicting posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "This one goes all the way down the rabbit hole...we've laid the groundwork for some heavy deconstruction."
David Csonka presents Dietary Dilemmas for Primal Parents With Young Children posted at Naturally Engineered.
Robin S. presents Norse God Abs and Perky Pecs: The rules posted at Confessions of a Paleolithic Drama Queen/Caveman King, saying, "I staged a takeover on the Caveman King's blog - and his life. These are the rules I set out for his next 30 days. The "challenge" post can be found here: http://cavemanking.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/paleo-drama-queen-take-over/"
Angie presents Paleo Power Bars posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "These power bars are very similar to Larabars, but I think they are more tasty and much less expensive."
Tara presents Cashew Energy Bars posted at The Foodie And The Family.
Meghan Little presents Paleo Chicken Salad posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This Chicken Salad is so delicious for a summer afternoon. It goes great with our Fluffy Paleo Bread! Check out this recipe and more at www.paleoeffect.com"
Lauren presents Mayo- and dairy- free Minimalist Egg Salad posted at Raspberry & Coconut, saying, "I’ve had this for breakfast every morning while on my diet- more about that in my next post! I feel my best with a protein rich breakfast- and I’m still sort-of convinced that eating six whole eggs every day just might give me a heart attack."
Tony Federico presents Viljhalmur Stefansson and the Foodways of the Arctic - Part I posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Long considered a paradox, the Inuit thrived in the world's harshest climate subsisting on a diet of meat and cold water. Are they unique? Or, is the notion of a "balanced diet" wrong?"
Tony Federico presents Viljhalmur Stefansson and the Foodways of the Arctic - Part I posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Long considered a "paradox", the aboriginal people of the Arctic thrived in the worlds harshest climate while eating little more than meat and cold water. Are they unique, or are we wrong about what constitutes a "balanced" diet?"
Stacy Toth presents Back from our Road Trip Vacation posted at Paleo Parents, saying, "How we stayed Paleo through a 32 hour car trip with three kids."
Laurie Donaldson presents Not-Quite-Pasta Bake posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "A zucchini "pasta" bake recipe."
Havard presents Health benefits of walking barefoot posted at Courageous Mind, saying, "Walking barefoot not only feels great, but it is also great for the body. This post covers some of the direct and indirect health benefits of walking barefoot more."
Peggy Emch presents What to Eat Camping and How to Have a Primal Vacation posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Back from our trip to Arches, the Grand Canyon, and everything in between with examples of three different paleo camping diets."
Rodney Flores presents Primally Plated – Halibut en Papillote posted at Primal Effect, saying, "This simple, tasty version of a French technique is a sure winner. In the oven or on the BBQ this dish literally cooks itself."
Paul Jaminet presents How to Recognize and Fix a Brain Infection posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "This is the story of a reader who is successfully implementing our program to fix a mysterious mental health issue."
Frank Hagan presents Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat posted at Low Carb Age, saying, "A new study shows that eating dietary fat not only doesn't make you fat, but may hold the key to the controversial "metabolic advantage" low carb / paleo diets are said to offer."
Robin presents Paleo And Healing: How Diet Makes A Difference posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "Two broken arms, two different years, two different ways of eating: how Paleo makes a difference in healing from a serious injury."
Megh presents Mystery Meat Monday: Jamaican-esque Oxtails posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle.
Megh presents Mayo Should Be Yellow posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "I’m talking bright yellow here — not neon or anything radioactive or painful to look at — but nothing that could possibly be confused with off-white, cream, beige, or, heaven forbid, WHITE."
Sara Bukowski presents Does Buying Local, Pasture-Raised Meat Really Matter? posted at Healthy Meal Plans, saying, "The article linked above contains videos documenting institutionalized animal cruelty in the meat industry. These videos are extremely graphic and disturbing to anyone with an ounce of humanity. I do not recommend that children watch them without a parent present who has already previewed them to make a decision about their suitability."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: